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If you’re planning a vacation to the land of the maharajas, our India travel guides are designed to help you make informed choices about how to make the most of your time. Whether organizing your honeymoon, visiting India for the first time or simply looking to include wildlife viewing or homestays in your itinerary, there’s plenty to consider.

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Ideas for how to explore India

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for India. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

Stakna Monastery, Tiger Nose
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Summer in India: Ladakh

Considering India between June and September? India specialist James explains that, while much of the country is too hot or wet to visit, it’s the ideal time of year to explore mountainous Ladakh, a region of high-altitude deserts, Buddhist monasteries and sheer-sided mountains.

Tiger drinking, Kanha National Park
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Activity vacations in India

India is ripe for outdoor experiences. Discover walking routes in the backdrop of tea plantations, track tiger on a game drive in one of many national parks or take to the water to explore via the waterways.


Backwaters of Kerala
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Homestays in Kerala

The concept of the homestay was first developed in Kerala and the naturally friendly Keralites continue to welcome visitors to their homes. Our specialists have visited many homestays and can suggest the best places to stay.

Holi festival
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Festivals of India

India holds many festivals throughout the year and they can be a highlight on a tailor-made trip. If you want to time your vacation in India with a traditional Indian festival, we can tell you what's taking place where, and when.

Tiger in Ranthambhore National Park
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Mumbai, Goa and Central India

With Mumbai and Bollywood on the coast and wildlife-rich national parks inland, the centre of India is one of the country's most enticing regions.


Cycle rickshaw, Calcutta
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Calcutta & The East

Calcutta and the East of India retains much of its wonderful colonial architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Visit places like Darjeeling, famous for its tea, or Assam, where it is possible to take a cruise along India’s longest river, the Brahmaputra.

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
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Rajasthan & The North

India has been influenced by its many conquerors as much as by its own people, and nowhere exemplifies this more than the desert state of Rajasthan.

View from Thikse Monastery, Ladakh
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The Himalaya

The Himalaya are perhaps the most beautiful landscape in all of India. A welcome retreat from the bustle of the city and the heat of the plains, they are a place to relax and get to know the country at a gentle pace.


Taj Mahal, Agra
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Luxury vacations in India

If you're planning a luxury vacation to India we have a wide range of luxury hotels, tours and excursions available which will enhance your experience of this colorful country.

Gwalior Fort
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Stay in an Indian fort

Stay in a fort in India and experience life from a bygone era. Here our India team provides insight into the smaller forts of North India and Rajasthan and the history of these beautiful buildings.

Tiger
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India’s wildlife: our safari guide to the central parks

India specialist Samantha explains why central India’s national parks are ideal for a wildlife vacation. She recommends how to experience the best tiger safari, and where you might glimpse sloth bears and leopards.


Varanasi, India
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River cruises in India

Take in the history, wildlife and culture of northeast India on a river cruise. Our India specialist Sarah shares some of her favorite things to see and do while cruising along the Bhramaputra, Ganges and Hugli rivers.

Steam train up to Shimla
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India’s toy trains: Shimla, Darjeeling and Ooty

The toy trains of India cross valleys, ravines and rivers to access some of the country’s most scenic landscapes. India specialists share their experiences of riding on mountain railways from the Himalayan hill stations of Darjeeling and Shimla to the tropics of Ooty.

Sadhu in Varanasi
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What to do in India: our highlights guide

Our India specialists pick some of their best things to see and do, and where to stay from the Himalaya to Kerala. Include spotting tiger, staying in a palace in Rajasthan, taking a boat trip down the Ganges and experience one of the country’s many festivals in your trip to India.


View from Leti, Almora
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Walking in India: on foot through the Himalaya & the Western Ghats

Exploring India on foot, you pass through remote villages, stop for tea with local people and stumble upon hidden temples. Our India specialists suggest routes through the hills of the Western Ghats, tea plantations of Darjeeling and foothills of the western Himalaya.

The Maharajas' Express Train
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Luxury train journeys through India

India specialist and former Mumbai resident Alison shares her experiences of luxury train journeys in India. She has picked out some of the most interesting routes and explains why they’re a fascinating way to explore India.

Sunset over the Ganges, Varanasi, India
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India honeymoons: from Mughal palaces to rural backwaters

India specialist Sophie explains why she feels India is an ideal honeymoon destination. Describing her travels through the country, she picks out the best honeymoon experiences to create a special trip, from spending the night in a remote palace to floating candles down the River Ganges.


Cooking demo, Dewalokam
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Choosing the right Indian experience for you

Would you rather relax in the cool mountain breeze with views of the Himalaya, or cruise the languid backwaters of Kerala? Admire the Taj Mahal, or seek out a little-visited temple on the banks of the Yamuna River? Our India specialists share their knowledge to help you decide.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
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Touring India’s Golden Triangle

The Taj Mahal is just one of many impressive sights on a tour of India’s Golden Triangle. For first-time visitors, the region offers a tempting taste of the vast range of cultures, historical sites, architecture, religion, food and landscapes that India boasts.

Indian sweets for sale in Amber village
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Family vacations in India

From spending time with a local family for a real immersion into Indian culture, to creating a traditional thali meal from scratch, India offers an eclectic mix of experiences for all ages. Country specialist, Sophie, discusses some of the main highlights for a family vacation in India.


Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala
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What to do in Kerala: our highlights guide

Kerala's laid-back charm and slow pace of life offer a very gentle introduction to India with tranquil inland waterways and lush tea plantations to be explored. India specialist Alison explains how to make the most out of your time.

Views of Mt Everest 8850m, Nepal

Tours in the Himalaya

The Himalaya region spans six countries and is the world’s highest mountain range. Find out more about the area surrounding this spectacular part of the globe and discover useful information to help plan your ultimate Himalayan journey.

Jain devotee, Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Spirituality in the Indian Subcontinent

The Indian Subcontinent has long since been associated with spirituality, having spawned four of the world’s great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.